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Product Details

  • Series: The Rsc Shakespeare
  • Hardcover: 752 pages
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan (November 12, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1137271442
  • ISBN-13: 978-1137271440
  • Product Dimensions: 9.6 x 7.1 x 2.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #152,164 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'The reputation of many of the plays in this volume has been tarnished somewhat by their apparent effrontery in presuming to crowd onto the Shakespeare band wagon. In fact they often work brilliantly on stage. As proved at the RSC, Arden of Faversham is a terrific murder thriller, Edward III and Thomas More, intriguing takes on history, while Mucedorus, one of the most popular plays in Shakespeare's day, has still to be proved in production.

We know very little about how the stable of playwrights at the Rose, or at the Globe, collaborated. Did one writer do the plotting, another the dialogue? We'll probably never know – but this book provides a fascinating insight into some of the plays in which it has been claimed Shakespeare himself may have had a hand.'

Gregory Doran, RSC Artistic Director


'How we answer that most vexing of questions - 'What is Shakespearean?'—tells us as much about ourselves as it does about the author and his age. This outstanding and beautifully conceived edition, which explores ten plays long attributed to Shakespeare but currently excluded from the canon, allows us to revisit that question afresh and richly informed, and will prove invaluable for actors, playgoers, students, and scholars.'

James Shapiro, Professor of English at Columbia University, USA and author of 1599 and Contested Will.


'Meet the 'other' Shakespeare: not Shakespeare the solitary writer, the 'lone genius', but Shakespeare the reviser, rewriter and collaborator. Shakespeare and Others reassesses what was once called the 'apocrypha', and provides, for the first time, fully up-to-date editions of the plays in which Shakespeare may plausibly have had a hand. Consisting of annotated, modern-spelling texts accompanied by interviews with theatrical practitioners, this unique collection will appeal equally to readers and performers. It is a must have book for lovers of Shakespeare on page and stage.'

Tiffany Stern, Professor of English at Oxford University, UK


'A rich collection of early modern plays that are entertaining, exciting and often simply superb.'

Peter Holland, University of Notre Dame, USA


'In evaluating candidates, Bate and Rasmussen tread the ground between Victorian inclusiveness and modernist scrupulousness...helpful tables at the beginning of each play give readers the basis to decide authorship issues for themselves. Summing up: recommended' - CHOICE

About the Author

JONATHAN BATE is Professor of Shakespeare and Renaissance Literature, University of Warwick, UK. He has held visiting posts at Harvard, Yale and UCLA and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, a Fellow of the British Academy, and Honorary Fellow of St Catherine's College, Cambridge, and a Governor and Board member of the Royal Shakespeare Company. A prominent critic, award-winning biographer and broadcaster, he is the author of several books on Shakespeare, including Soul of the Age. In June 2006 he was awarded a CBE by Her Majesty The Queen for services to higher education.

ERIC RASMUSSEN is Professor of English at the University of Nevada. He is co-editor of the Norton Anthology of English Renaissance Drama and the author of The Shakespeare Thefts. He is the General Textual Editor of the Internet Shakespeare Editions project – one of the most visited Shakespeare websites in the world. Since 1999 he has written the annual review of editions and textual studies for the Shakespeare Survey.

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This book was bought for my wife an English Literature scholar. She loves the format and research done on the content.
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2 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Devon on January 12, 2014
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I bought this for my girlfriend for Christmas and she loved it!! She is an English teacher and loves everything Shakespeare. She knows one of the authors as well and was able to get it signed! Great book!!!
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5 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Richard C. W. Malim on January 12, 2014
Although consideration to the authorship question is specifically ruled out, save for reference to the inept travesties by Messrs. Shapiro, and Wells and Edmondson, there is much to exercise the mind that is open to it, particularly in Will Sharpe's essay Authorship and Attribution. "The authorship question though fuelled by class prejudice is nonetheless fuelled by love..." The 'class prejudice' tag exists only in the minds of 'orthodox' Stratfordians, but the opinion contradicts Wells' and Edmondson's snivelling attempt to dub us anti-Shakespeareans.
Sharpe makes some courageous and perceptive points; "as a pseudo-science [attribution studies] is bedevilled by an uncomfortable fact that many practitioners seem reluctant to acknowledge. Poetry is not a naturally occurring phenomenon: it is an artificial product of deliberate and considered work, and words as a unit of measurement, never occur in predictable patterned ways in poetry..... . Shakespeare was a daring and experimental writer..... In metric tests of an anonymous passage it would be necessary to measure it against Shakespeare plays from, or as close as possible to, the year of its composition, if that fact could at least be known or inferred. Edward III appeared in 1596 so it would be no good measuring its metrics against those of Shakespeare's plays....."
Quite right, save that the analysis breaks down as 1596 cannot be the correct date for the writing of the play.
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6 of 28 people found the following review helpful By John Hudson on November 24, 2013
THIS CLAIMS TO BE 'the first edition in over 100 years of the fascinatingly varied body of plays that has become known as "The Shakespeare Apocrypha"'. What about E. B. Everitt and R L Armstrong Six Early Plays Related to the Shakespeare Canon
(Copenhagen;Rosenkilde and Bagger, 1965).
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